Guided First Baptist to the 2013 TAPPS Division III State Championship title after compiling a career high 35 tackles (13s/22a) and leading the team in rushing with two touchdowns for 90 yards against Bryan Brazos Christian (12/9) … registered a showing of 26 tackles (13s/13a) and one sack in a 52-0 blowout versus Highlands garnering him SportsDayHS Hero of the Week … in 2013 posted nine performances with 17 or more tackles … rushed for 100 or more yards in back-to-back matchups for the Saints … finished senior campaign with 247 tackles (123s/124a), seven sacks, 1,013 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns … collected 145 tackles, eight sacks, ran for 410 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012 … checks in as a two-star recruit on Scout.com and Rivals.com … ranked 83rd linebacker in the nation … earned seven Defensive Player of the Week honors and was named to the Texas Associated of Private and Parochial Schools All-State Division III first team for both defense and offense…was team captain for the First Baptist Saints during the 2013 season … son of Shuwonna Smith.
Nik Needham | Fr. | DB | 5-11| 185 lbs.
Buena Park, Calif. (Buena Park HS)
2013 first-team All-Freeway League honoree … helped Coyotes post an 8-3 overall record (4-1 league record) … played defensive back and wide receiver during 2013 season … hauled in 39 passes for 877 yards (22.5 avg.) and five touchdowns ... averaged 87.7 yards per game … tallied 38 tackles (31s/7a), three tackles for loss, two interceptions and .5 sack … named player of the game in a 47-15 victory over Westminster High School (10/4) after he caught four passes for 85 yards and a score, also ran for a 55-yard touchdown … on defense, notched two tackles and an interception in the same matchup … pulled in seven receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown during a 34-16 win over Troy High School (10/18) … recorded a season-high 180 yards on six catches and a score versus La Habra High School (11/8) … A two-star recruit on Sout.com and ranks 74th cornerback in the nation on 247sports.com … was named the 2013 Scholar Athlete … son of Steve Calhoun and Shannon Needham.
Adrian Hynson | Fr. | DB | 5-10 | 185 lbs.
Corpus Christi, Texas (Flour Bluff)
Played three seasons on varsity squad … a 2013 Dave Campbell’s All-State first team recipient … competed in 12 games during senior season … registered a team-leading 83 tackles (29s/54a and 4 tackles for loss), also picked off two passes for 100 yards, including a 54-yard pick-six in a 63-21 win against Mercedes High School (11/15) … 2013 All-South Texas first team … named 2013 All-District 31-4A District MVP and 2013 Friday Night Fever Play of the Year recipient … 2013 class 4A Region IV preseason Elite Team selection … registered four performances of 10 or more tackles in 2013 … helped Hornets to a 10-2 record (7-0 district) during senior season … rated a two-star recruit on Scout.com and ranks 75th safety in the nation on 247sports.com … 2013 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Call 4A All-State second-team honoree … played 14 games in 2012, tallying 106 tackles (57s/49a) and four tackles for loss … named first-team All-District … in 2011 (12 games played) recorded 89 tackles (42s/47a), three interceptions, one touchdown, three forced fumbles, three tackles for loss and three breakups … son of Donald and Lori.
Mookie Carlile | Fr. | DB | 6-1 | 200 lbs.
Stephenville, Texas (Stephenville HS)
Two-time 1A-3A Associated Press Sports Editors All-State Honorable (2012, 2013) … named to 2011 Associated Press 4A All-State team and a three-time All-Big Country 3A-5A first team and Super Team … played three season on varsity … played in 14 games during 2013 season … registered 90 tackles (51s/46a), seven tackles for loss, seven breakups, five interceptions (team leader), three forced fumbles … a two-star recruit on Scout.com and ranked 73rd safety in the nation on 247sports.com … as a senior garnered All-District FS 7-3A first team, All-District Return Specialist 7-3A second team, 2013 Class 3-A All-State Padilla Poll second team, All-District 7-3A All-Academic and All-State THSCA All-Academic Honorable Mention … played in 14 contests during 2012 season … tallied 97 tackles (45s/52a), two interceptions, one forced fumble, eight breakups and four tackles for loss … helped lead Stephenville High School to a District 8-4A Co-championship during 2011 season … was named to the 2012 All-District FS 7-3A first team, The Old Coach Class 3A All-State first team, All-State FS Class 3-A Padilla Poll first team and All-District 7-3A All-Academic …. in 2011 tallied six interceptions, five breakups, 89 tackles (52s/37a) prior to the state playoffs … also made three tackles for loss to go with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … helped guide Yellow Jackets to three straight district titles … the sophomore received multiple awards including: District 8-4A Co-Newcomer of the Year, All-State FS 4A Padilla Poll second team, TSWA 4A All-State Safety honorable mention and All-District 8 4-A All-Academic … also lettered in basketball and baseball … member of 2013 3A Region I finalist Yellow Jacket baseball team … a two-time All-District Outfielder first team honoree … son of Greg and Karli … has two siblings Stetson Carlile and Shay Douglas.
Chris Jones | Fr. | OC | 6-1 | 300 lbs.
Corsicana, Texas (Corsicana HS)
A three-year letterwinner and varsity starter for Corsicana … garnered back-to-back District 16-4A first team honors … was named the Newcomer of the Year and AP All-State Honorable Mention during the 2012 season … as a sophomore started in 15 games for the Tigers … a two-star recruit on Rivals.com … competed in the discus throw in high school … son of Tracy Jones.
Derron Gatewood | Fr. | OG | 6-3 | 295 lbs.